Woodrat Mine

The Woodrat Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,900 feet.

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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Woodrat Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,900 Feet (884 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 48.5336, -116.90940

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Woodrat Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Woodrat Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Priest Lake District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Administrative Organization: Kaniksu National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Kaniksu Mining Co., A. L. Hooper, Orville Spring


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1905
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Selkirk Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PINCH AND SWELL


Structure

Type: L
Description: Near Contact With Belt Rocks


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAYS SHOWED UP TO $90 / TON IN CU, PB, AG, AU
Analytical Data: THE 10 FT WIDTH OF VEIN AVG. $10 / TON
Analytical Data: OTHER ASSAYS GAVE UP TO 6 % ZN


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): 1 CARLOAD

Comment (Deposit): 2 PARALLEL ORE BODIES 40 FT APART


References

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNER COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT, NO. 6, 131 P.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1907 , EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1906 , 175 P.

Reference (Deposit): MOORE, F. C., 1910 , ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1909 , 139 P.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1912 , THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1911 , 135 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1907 COMPILE STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S ANNUAL REPT. FOR 1906

Reference (Deposit): 1910 COMPILE STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S ANNUAL REPT. FOR 1909

Reference (Deposit): 1912 COMPILE STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S ANNUAL REPT. FOR 1911

Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT. NO. 6

Reference (Production): BELL, R. N., 1912 , STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S REPT. FOR 1911


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